Wait until you're going to overclock, you ain't gonna like it.
Originally Posted by aaronmonto
When I first popped my 9850 into my Gigabyte 790gx and sloppily pried the crappy stock heatsink into place, I was amazed at initial temps of 20c, and an idle temp of 26c w/ loads of about 40c. But then I decided I'd place the heatsink even better, and proceeded to remove the thermal grease... until, in horror, I realized I'd thrown away my old tube of Arctic Silver. So I just popped the dry heatsink onto the dry cpu heat-spreader as an experiment, and the temps only rose 4c... ***?? It's running like this right now... I'm too scared to overclock because I'm afraid the temps are a lie